In what way does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real mediaproducts?The ways in which...
How does your media product represent particular social groups?My media product which is a music magazine represents parti...
What kind of media institution might distributeyour media product and why?The kind of media institution that mightdistribu...
Who would be the audience for your media product ?The audience for my media product would be people between the age of 16-...
How did you attract/address your target audience ?First of all I addressed my target audience by producing a questionnaire...
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructingthis product ?I have learnt how to use different t...
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt inthe progression from it to the full product ?In ...
In contrast for my music magazine I focused on taking pictures for it in a lotmore detail and got my model to stand in man...
In contrast for my music magazine I focused on taking pictures for it in a lotmore detail and got my model to stand in man...
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  1. 1. In what way does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real mediaproducts?The ways in which my media product use forms andconventions of real media products is by it being similarto other music magazines like kerrang, NME, DJmagazine and top of the pops. My magazine is similar toNME because they are both in your face with basic blocktext and its got a big font. Also the colours are similar byusing light blue as backgrounds and this challenges theforms and conventions of this magazine. Also myMagazine challenges the forms and conventions of DJmagazine as they both have the same type of targetaudience as people of a young age especially 16-25enjoy listening to Dubstep and drum and bass that DJsare likely to produce. Also my music magazine developson the masthead of DJ magazine because my mastheadit bigger and uses brighter and more attractive coloursand its more noticeable. Also my magazine developsfrom the cover lines on DJ magazine as mine are in moredetail and to the left of the magazine front cover so thereader will have more insight of what is in my magazinecompared to DJ magazine.
  2. 2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?My media product which is a music magazine represents particular socialgroups by some of the language used on the front cover. Social groupsbetween the age of 16-25 would be interested in my magazine as the genre isDubstep in my magazine. My magazine represents people In this age groupbecause the style and tempo and intensity of the music is fast and veryenergetic like people in the age groups of late teens and young adults. Itwould be very unlikely for people especially over the age of 30 to listen tothis music as they wouldn’t of experienced it when they was in the agegroup of 16-25. Dubstep is seen as a perfect genre for music in nightclubsand holiday destinations(Ibiza,Magaluf) where you are most likely toexperience young adults listening to this music, so it represents subculturesin these social groups. Dubstep can also represent people from working-class backgrounds as it’s a popular genre of music and has establisheditself from the streets of London where typically you would find working-class youths around so they develop a taste for this music because of theirculture, also its found in the charts and anyone from any class can listen toit.
  3. 3. What kind of media institution might distributeyour media product and why?The kind of media institution that mightdistribute my magazine would be IPC Media, as itis a consumer magazine and digital publisher inthe UK. IPC Media distribute many differentmagazines such as NME which is a musicmagazine similar to mine. IPC Media woulddistribute my magazine because it is a musicmagazine with a young target audience and theyare located in the UK. As my magazine is I theUK and my target audience are based in the UK itis relevant for IPC Media to distribute mymagazine. Also as this institution is known in theUK and sells over 350 million magazines a yearand there headquarters is based in London. Theymay also distribute my magazine because mymusic magazine could turn out to be verypopular in the UK and IPC Media would want todistribute it because it will help there businessand they can make profits.
  4. 4. Who would be the audience for your media product ?The audience for my media product would be people between the age of 16-25 as music can have a big influence on people in this age group. Mymagazine is targeted at this age group because of all the bright appealingcolours used and the price of the magazine is £3.99 which is affordable forpeople in this age group and the price doesn’t automatically put people ofthe magazine. Also the bright colours attract people especially at a youngerage as they are bright and would stand out on a magazine shelf. Also mostpeople into Dubstep would be in this age group as its not really an old genreof music so is more modern and keeps up to date so this age group, whichis my target audience will be more likely to buy my magazine. People below16 may be interested in my magazine as the genre is listened by peoplebelow 16 but I feel its more appropriate for 16-25 year olds.
  5. 5. How did you attract/address your target audience ?First of all I addressed my target audience by producing a questionnaireabout music magazines and asked for opinions in the questionnaire andwhat my target audience wanted to see in my music magazine. By using myquestionnaires to address my target audience, I gained knowledge of mytarget audience by the answers given in my questionnaire and this wouldhelp attract my target audience because it would include content they wantto see. I attracted my target audience by the colours and language I used inmy magazine. The strap line ‘complete Dubstep Madness’ attracts thetarget audience because it’s a high pitched tone and its full of energy likeyoung adults are so it can compare to them. Features of my magazine, suchas the font is the kind of font my target audience would use in thier lives. Inmy research I discovered these font types in other Dubstep magazines Ihave analysed. So I used this to my advantage so my target audience wouldbe attracted to my magazine.
  6. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructingthis product ?I have learnt how to use different technologies such as Microsoft publisher,adobe Photoshop, adobe indesign and fireworks. I have learnt that certaintechnologies in constructing my magazine really help to edit text and imageslike how I’ve learned to blur photos, add saturation and brightness. I foundthis relatively easy to do which was a surprise for me as I thought it wouldbe a lot harder for me to edit photos and text. When I started usingPhotoshop I struggled to find everything I wanted to use as it wascomplicated to use, but after using Photoshop more I got to grips with it andall the effects I can use with it, it aided me when editing my pictures. Thishas made me realise that actual music magazines use these types ofprograms to make there magazine a lot better and even use more advancedtechnologies like Photoshop etc. Also by using programs like fireworks I feltthey wasn’t really that time consuming as everything was easy to find andthe program was fast and easy to use and I had no difficulties using theprogram.
  7. 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt inthe progression from it to the full product ?In the progression from my preliminary task to my full product I feel I havelearnt how to analyse different magazines a lot better than I could whiledoing my preliminary task. This is because during my preliminary task Ianalysed different school/college magazines which didn’t have that muchdetail and wasn’t actual published magazines. However in my main task Ianalysed different published magazines such as Kerrang, Top of the popsand DJ Magazine. By doing this I learnt how much more detail there is inmusic magazines than college magazines and how much moreprofessionally they are laid out. I have also learnt how to take picturesbetter for my music magazine compared to my school/college magazine.For my preliminary task I took a few pictures around school for it withoutreally focusing on the detail in pictures such as composition and thepersons body language in a picture.I have learned how much more detailed adobe Photoshop is when Imediting my magazine front cover as it is so more advanced than publisherso it enables me to produce a much better front cover. I used publisher formy preliminary task and Photoshop for my advanced work.
  8. 8. In contrast for my music magazine I focused on taking pictures for it in a lotmore detail and got my model to stand in many different poses so I could pickout which was the best pose so I could use it for my magazine. I have alsolearnt how to use better programs for my text and images. For my preliminarytask I used Microsoft excel which limited me to use certain text and I couldn’treally edit any pictures in detail compared to fireworks which I used for mymain task and this program enabled me to edit my pictures in a lot more detailthan excel.Preliminary task …My front cover andcontents page
  9. 9. In contrast for my music magazine I focused on taking pictures for it in a lotmore detail and got my model to stand in many different poses so I could pickout which was the best pose so I could use it for my magazine. I have alsolearnt how to use better programs for my text and images. For my preliminarytask I used Microsoft excel which limited me to use certain text and I couldn’treally edit any pictures in detail compared to fireworks which I used for mymain task and this program enabled me to edit my pictures in a lot more detailthan excel.Preliminary task …My front cover andcontents page

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